Read Nurse Justina Ejelonu Obi's Account Of How She Got Ebola Virus After Caring For Liberian Patrick SawyerMonday, August 18, 2014
The young lady in the picture above Justina Ejelonu Obi is dead now. She died four days ago after contracting Ebola Virus from Liberian medical terrorist Patrick Sawyer who brought Ebola Virus into our country. She was one of the two nurses who cared for late Patrick Sawyer.
Justina was a graduate of Ebonyi State University, Abakiliki and she previously worked at Otunba Tunwase National Paediatric Centre, Ijebu Ode in Ogun State before she relocated to Lagos and started working at First Consultant Hospital, Obalende (That's the hospital where mad man Patrick Sawyer died).
Last week, Justina in an Igbo facebook group she belonged to (Igboville), narrated her experience caring for Patrick Sawyer. Read below:
“I never contacted his fluids. I checked his Vitals, helped him with his food (he was too weak)…..I basically touched where his hands touched and that’s the only contact…not directly with his fluids.
At a stage, he yanked off his infusion and we had blood everywhere on his bed…..but the ward maids took care of that and changed his linens with great precaution. Every patient is treated as high risk… if it were airborne, by now wahala for dey. I still thank God.
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Friends, up to our uniforms and all linens were burnt off. We are on surveillance and off work till 11th. Our samples have long been taken by WHO and so far, we’ve been fine.
For me, kudos to our hospital management, because we work professionally with every patient considered at risk…because that’s the training. Had it been it’s a hospital where they manage ordinary gloves like Govt. hospital and some janjaweed private hospital…lol…wahala for dey oooo.
I must also thank Lagos Govt…. In fact! Even Fed. Govt. sef…all have been supportive. I’m good and so are the others in the hospital.”
After writing the post above, nothing was heard from Justina again. Her tests resulted came back Positive and she died a few days later at the Yaba Quarantine center. The other nurse who attended to Patrick Sawyer died on 5th August 2014.